Testing dates for 2017-2018:

NWEA Testing:
October 3, 5 & 10
January 9, 11 & 16
May 1, 3 & 8

MCA Testing:
March 27

ACT Testing:
April 3
Makeup-April 24


District MCA results Spring 2016

Go to the Minnesota Report Card to see results for our school, state results, or any other school in the state.

PACS Assessments
Assessments are how we keep track of student learning and report to the state and federal governments on how schools are performing. Listed below are the primary assessments our school uses for these purposes.

NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association - assesses current student knowledge in-depth. Grades 9-12 are tested. Used to flag areas where students may need additional assistance. Tested 3 times per year; Fall, Winter, and Spring. Growth goals are set at the beginning of the year which teachers use to target specific areas where students need help. Meets Authorizer requirements.

MCA - Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment - required by the state of Minnesota to hold schools accountable. The state is required by the federal government to assess students in math and reading in grades 3-8, plus reading in 10th grade and math in 11th grade. Assessments are held once per year in the spring.

ACT - We are required to offer our 11th graders (and 12th graders who have not taken it) a nationally-recognized college entrance exam. We are offering the ACT this year. It will be administered during a school day (with a makeup day). Students will be able to submit their scores to colleges of their choice, just like the national Saturday administration of the test. There is no cost for the test we offer our students. Students are also allowed to register, at their own expense, for Saturday administrations as the rules allow if they wish.